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American Museum in Britain

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The American Museum in Britain takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the 20th century.  With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American culture.  The only museum of Americana outside the United States, the museum was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

Throughout the season there is a range of exciting events planned, including traditional American music concerts, Kids’ activities and Living History Events.
 
The museum is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with spectacular views over the valley of the River Avon. The grounds total some 120 acres, of which forty are open to visitors.

There are two performance venues in the grounds, the Coach House and the Stable Theatre.

The Café serves light lunches from 12noon – 2pm & afternoon teas until 5pm.

Main Season Opening Times

22 March – 2 November, Tuesday – Sunday, 12noon-5pm

Closed Mondays, except during August and on Bank Holidays.
All Museum buildings and shops are open from 12noon. The Café serves light lunches from 12noon – 2pm. Afternoon teas, cold drinks, cookies, and ice cream are available until 5pm.

The grounds and car parks close at 5.30pm.

Bank Holidays and August Mondays

18 April, 21 April, 5 May, 26 May & 25 August 12noon-5pm
Every Monday in August 12noon-5pm

Christmas Season Opening

22 November – 14 December, Tuesday – Sunday, 12noon – 4.30pm. Closed Mondays.

All Museum buildings and shops  are open from 12noon. The Café serves light lunches from 12noon – 2pm. Afternoon teas, cold drinks, cookies, and ice cream are available until 4.30pm. Grounds are closed for the winter.

The car parks close at 5pm.

Upcoming events at American Museum in Britain:

New World, Old Maps

New World, Old Maps

19th December 2014
+ 10 other dates

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